Ficus natalensis Hochst.
subsp. graniticola J.E. Burrows

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Ficus natalensis subsp. graniticola

Photo: Mark Hyde
Gosho Park

Ficus natalensis subsp. graniticola

Photo: Rob Burrett
Domboshawa

Ficus natalensis subsp. graniticola

Photo: Bart Wursten
Pokoteke Gorge, near Masvingo

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Synonyms:
Common names: Granite-boulder natal fig (English) Kopje fig (English) Mutsamvi (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Subsp. graniticola differs from Ficus natalensis subsp. natalensis, in its leathery, often grey-green leaves, the often truncate leaf apices and the larger fruit which are yellow when ripe.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: natalensis: of Natal, South Africa; graniticola: in places where granite occurs
Habitat: In rocky places
Altitude range: (metres) 1100 - 1750 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe and Limpopo, Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Asota speciosa (Larval foodplant)
Glyphodes stolalis (Larval food plant)
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Images last updated: Saturday 28 August 2010
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Burrows, S.M. (2003). Figs of Southern and South-Central Africa Umdaus Press, South Africa Pages 181 - 184. (Includes a picture).

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 145.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ficus natalensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ficus natalensis
The Plant List (version 1.1): Ficus natalensis
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Ficus natalensis subsp. graniticola.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=120330, retrieved 23 April 2017

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